Originally Posted by jlliagre
Vaguely, both are a more or less unreadable suite of instructions ...
i cant claim that assembly is easier for me to read, but it is definately preferred..
and to throw in something worthwhile.. i have several books on assembly, and most of the authors seem to suggest that tweaking compiler generated code will get you more performance if you know where to look in the code and know what you are doing.
however, in practical use, you still have a bottleneck of file access, network useage, and printing to console/gui to contend with. you have to look at the efficiency of your efficiency efforts..